Tobacco Consumption

  • 23.0% of Ukrainian Adults (age 15+) are current smokers.1
    • 40.1% of Ukrainian men and 8.9% of women smoke tobacco products.
  • Among youth (ages 13-15):2
    • 19.3% currently use any tobacco product (boys 22.6%; girls 15.7%).
    • 16.6% currently smoke cigarettes (boys 18.7%; girls 14.4%).
  • Ukrainians consumed over 72 billion cigarettes in 2016.3

Secondhand Smoke Exposure

  • In 2017, 10.5% of adults reported being exposed to secondhand smoke in the workplace, 24.0% reported exposure in restaurants, and 43.4% reported exposure in bars or night clubs.1
  • In 2011, 57% of youth (age 13-15) in Ukraine reported exposure to secondhand smoke in public places and 22% reported exposure to secondhand smoke at home.2

Health Consequences

  • Over 96,000 Ukrainians die each year from smoking-related diseases.4
  • In Ukraine, smoking is estimated to be the cause of 24% of all male deaths and 5% of female deaths.4

Tobacco Industry

International tobacco companies dominate the market in Ukraine, holding 95% of the cigarette market share. In 2016, Philip Morris International led with 30% of market share, followed by British American Tobacco (24%), Japan Tobacco (21%) and Imperial Tobacco (19%).3

FCTC Status

Ukraine ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on June 6, 2006. The treaty went into effect on September 4, 2006.

Tobacco Control Policy Status

For a summary of smoke-free, advertising and promotion, packaging and labeling, and taxation and price measures, download the Ukraine Tobacco Control Policy Status fact sheet. For more information visit the Tobacco Control Laws website.

1 Ukraine Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); 2017.
2 Ukraine Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS). National, 2011.
3 Euromonitor International, 2017.
4 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2016. Seattle, WA: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington;2017

Last updated Jan. 25, 2018